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Near La Fontaine in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Metocinyah's Village

 
 
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By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
1. Metocinyah's Village Marker
Inscription. About 1747 the British encouraged the Miami at Kekionga to leave the French influence for their protection and cheaper trade goods at Pickawillany. The British post near Piqua, Ohio. Osandish, grandfather of Metocinyah, died shortly after he led his band to the British. It is believed that his son, Aw-Taw-Waw-Taw did not return to Kekionga after the destruction of Pickawillany but took his band to Jocinah Creek in 1752. The Village under Metocinyah was destroyed by Campbell's troops in the Mississinewa Expedition of 1812 and it lost most of it's former importance when rebuilt cabins were strung out along Jocinah Creek and the burying ground was just downstream from its mouth. Meshingomesia was born here in 1782.
 
Location. 40° 39.474′ N, 85° 45.141′ W. Marker is near La Fontaine, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is on Unnamed Road 0.1 miles west of S. Bruner Road (County Road E 1100S), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fontaine IN 46940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miami Indian Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami Indian Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mississinewa Battlefield
Metocinyah's Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
2. Metocinyah's Village Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Mississinewa (approx. 2.6 miles away); Banquo High School (approx. 7.4 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (approx. 8.4 miles away); Martin Boots (approx. 8.4 miles away); Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Fontaine.
 
Also see . . .  Meshingomesia (Mihsiinkweemisa) Cemetery and Indian School Historic District. The link is to the National Register registration form for Meshingomesia Cemetery and Indian School and includes detailed history and information on the Miami in the Mississinewa River area. (Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Metocinyah's Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
3. Metocinyah's Village Marker
View to east along S. Bruner Road (CR 1100S)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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